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News: Diverse Projects’ 31.5 meter Project DP08 Reaches Second Phase

March 1, 2010 by Yacht Supplies
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After successful completion of the first stage, the construction of 31.5m Diverse has reached the second phase. The boat is expected to touch the finish line in the end of this year. However, during this duration, it has made a remarkable voyage from one end of the North Island to the other.

DP 08 was just shifted overland from its shipyard at Profab Engineering in Palmerston North, to Napier, in one of New Zealand’s biggest ever over-land yacht travels. According to Diverse Projects, they undertook this challenge while retaining their ‘virtual shipyard’ approach. They relocated projects between facilities to get excellent outcomes overall in quality and value. This strategy can also be witnessed in that of larger European yards.

One such spectacular movement was that of three nights covered by Tranzcarr Heavy Haulage which shifted the vessel on 18th October. Moreover, the 52 ton boat, well laden on a huge transporter (with capacity of 55 tons maximum), had departed to face New Zealand’s narrow windy roads in darkness. On reaching Napier, the hull and superstructure were assembled together. The next undertaking was to sail the boat in waters to tow it to Whangarei for completion of the interior, paintwork and finishing details. This task near the coast consumed three days as on being attached to the towing vessel, the boat could not be boarded. Factually speaking, one of Diverse Projects’ owners, John Vitali, and the yachts captain stayed back on vessel for the entire journey. DP 08 later in Whangarei was adjusted to its new location where it is expected to be till its completion date.

The lustrous lines of the yacht were styled by Craig Loomes of LoMocean Design. Australian based Chris Connell is responsible for designing the interiors which have been built by SMI Group of New Zealand to provide the yacht with an interesting look. The 31.5m long-range motoryacht will be following the Germanischer Lloyd 100 A5 class and MSA standards. Powered by twin Caterpillar C18 ACERT 600HP engines, this motoryacht will sail at 12.5 knots.

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